Tenuta di Canonica

Umbria, Umbria

4 * Family Run Traditional Swimming Pool Quiet location Onsite Parking
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  • Former medieval watchtower turned boutique hotel
  • Sprawling Mediterranean gardens, terrace, and outdoor swimming pool
  • Traditional Umbrian cuisine and gourmet local wines

Tenuta di Canonica is a former medieval lookout tower that has been transformed into a charming country hotel in the heart of Umbria. Sitting less than four miles from the town of Todi and close to the border of Tuscany, Tenuta di Canonica is the perfect launchpad for discovering the artistic culture of central Italy. Tenuta di Canonica has the grace of craftsmanship shining through the property, with locally baked terracotta floors and vaulted ceilings.

There’s even a medieval springwater well located within the property. Some of the ancient Roman walls and foundations have been sympathetically showcased amid contemporary steel staircases and plush, welcoming furnishings. There are plenty of places to relax during your stay at Tenuta di Canonica, including a small library on the first floor, and a grand lounge on the ground floor that features an antique billiard table, grand piano, and a large stone fireplace where a crackling, welcoming fire is lit during cooler months. By day, the hotel can arrange gourmet Umbrian wine tastings, wellness experiences, golf, Vespa tours, and delightful al fresco cooking experiences.

When you’re not exploring local bounties, you can find refuge in the garden, where an open-air lounge of an Indian Mandip provides cushions for lazing as you enjoy pretty faraway views of Lago di Corbara. Tenuta di Canonica is situated within sprawling grounds teeming with lush green lawns, and Mediterranean plants and flowers, including olive and fruit trees, that are further surrounded by a scenic backdrop of forest.

You can admire delightful views over the Tiber River Valley on the terrace, which features an outdoor swimming pool - the perfect place to cool off under the hot Umbrian sun. Rest your head in a selection of 13 guest rooms and suites, which blend contemporary comfort with antique furniture, and fine, locally-crafted linens and tapestries. All the rooms are air conditioned and include a telephone, mini bar, hairdryer, personal safe, and complimentary WIFI. Children and pets are welcome at the hotel, and babysitting services are available with advanced notice.

The hotel has 13 rooms (official rating 4 star)


Bars & Restaurants

Restaurant La Canonica

Guests can be sure to enjoy traditional, fresh and local products at the Restaurant La Canonica. 0km food is at the heart of this restaurant. Chef Pasquale Quitadamo makes his own bread and pasta everyday.

During the summer guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner on the patio, surrounded by the well maintained gardens whilst during the cooler months dinner can be enjoyed in the dining room. Lunch is available and can be taken on the patio or garden.

La Canonica also offers vegetarian and vegan menus to satisfy every palate.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Large swimming pool located on the panoramic terrace, on a clear day you can see views reaching the Tiber River.

Spa & Wellness

Wellness in Nature

Professional masseuses are available to provide wellness treatments. Guests can chose the location of the treatments, either in the privacy of their own room or in the garden, under a gazebo with views of the countryside.

The Gardens

The grounds at the Tenuta di Canonica are perfectly maintained from the gardens to the olive groves. As well as offering some walking trails to some amazing views of the city of Todi. The 23 hectare property allows guests to find privacy and relaxation within the natural landscape.

Activities & Entertainment

Cooking Class

Chef Pasquale Quitadamo will teach you the 3 P's of Mediterranean cuisine, Pizza, Pasta and Pane. Lessons are available in different themes but will always feature authentic flavours. Advance booking is advised.

Wine Tasting & Olive Oil tasting

Wine tasting and olive oil tasting can be arranged by the hotel, discover some of the best wine cellars Umbria has to offer as well as sampling some delicious Olive Oil.

About the location

The town of Todi sits in a region of Umbria, tucked away from the rest of Italy, between Perugia and Terni, and Orvieto and Spoleto, life remains unruffled by modernity, despite being just 45 minutes from San Francesco d'Assisi Airport in Perugia.

During your holiday in Todi you will find that it is steeped in delightful mythology: the town’s origin story is that an eagle stole a picnic blanket and dropped it strategically on the hilltop. Truth be told, Todi was founded by the Tutere, ancient people who settled here in the 8th-7th century BC. Todi is a historic snapshot in time, with its snaking streets, tiny alleyways, soft-stone houses, and ancient Roman and Etruscan walls. The townspeople continue to celebrate its origin myth choosing its emblem to be an eagle with unfurled wings, clutching a piece of cloth in its talon. You will find symbolic eagles sculpted or bronze-casted on the town’s most important monuments, including the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, and the 14th century Palazzo dei Priori.

As you amble around, you’ll be sure to unearth Todi’s centre, Piazza del Popolo, and arguably Umbria’s prettiest square. This delightful town boasts uninterrupted scenic views of rolling hills, olive groves, sunflower fields, and verdant farmland, looking down over the protected Tiber River Park, where wildflowers bloom. 

Transfer time

Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Todi is 27 miles from Perugia, 101 miles from Rome and 123 miles from Florence. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.

Classic Double

Max 2 adults

Classic rooms are spacious and bright, each unique from one another. They offer views looking out onto the surrounding countryside.

Garden Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

The Garden Junior suites are located in a refurbished outbuilding and are located on the ground floor. Each has a small living room with sofa bed, large bedroom and a fully furnished private porch to relax on and enjoy the views of the countryside.

Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

The Junior suites are tucked away in the ancient buildings, a short distance from the main building of the Tenuta. All have the centuries old wood beams made of oak and chestnut. Traditionally decorated and full of culture.

Superior Double

Max 3 adults

Superior rooms offer more space than the Classic rooms and are able to occupy a third bed. All with views looking out towards the Umbrian countryside.

Complimentary Meal

A complimentary lunch (beverages excluded) per person for stays of 6 nights or more completed between 13 May - 31 October 2024.

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susan g, Turin, Italy

Tripadvisor review Oct 08 2022
What a joy to find this gem! The villa and grounds are stunning with sweeping views and understated elegance. A truly wonderful experience in every way! The accommodations top notch, the food...
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SnackHunter007, Sydney, Australia

Tripadvisor review Jul 19 2022
Avoid at all costs, this place is a joke. Rooms are dark and poor the food is average. This is such a wonderful area I would make sure you look elsewhere. We stayed two nights I wished we never...
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